Saudi Arabia is coming into a brand new culinary period with the opening of the primary Anatolian restaurant within the Kingdom, Rüya. Identified for its trendy eating places and lounges in London, Dubai, Doha and shortly in Cannes, Rüya will convey the wealthy culinary traditions and delicacies of Anatolia’s huge, storied peninsula genuine modern to the Saudi capital within the fashionable AlDabab neighbourhood.
An Anatolian dream from the center of Turkey, born from the concept of introducing Anatolian delicacies to the world whereas specializing in authenticity, Rüya’s idea centres across the wealthy culinary traditions and heritage of Anatolia – a land formed by millennia of rule from numerous religions, civilisations and cultures, notable the Byzantine, Anatolian and Ottoman empires, and modern Turkey. Translating to Dream in Turkish, Rüya’s mission is to supply diners heartful hospitality, genuine flavours and superbly designed areas – a nod to the delicacies’s wealthy and numerous homeland.
‘The philosophy behind Rüya is the dream of introducing our delicacies to the world,’ says Umut Özkanca, the founding father of Rüya and member of Doğuş Restaurant Leisure and Administration (d.ream), the globally acclaimed group behind Rüya and ideas like Borsa, Masa, Parlé and Istanbul Fashionable. ‘Our land, Anatolia, has hundreds of years of historical past, and the delicacies is the acclimation of those empires, cultures and religions. We took the recipes I grew up with and tried to work on every dish with out shedding its DNA. The restaurant launched in partnership with outstanding Saudi restaurateur Mohammed Jawa, chairman of MJS Holding, who has over 20 years of expertise throughout the native market and has performed a pivotal position within the growth of Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning hospitality sector, introducing high-profile, worldwide luxurious and way of life eating places to the Kingdom, reminiscent of Zuma, Roka, Inko, Nito, Mr. Chow, Amazonico, AOK, and extra.
Rüya Riyadh will draw on Turkey’s famend hospitality and distinct design and structure to create a recent and full of life 127-cover restaurant, lounge and bar expertise targeted on meals, celebration and bringing folks collectively, with indoor and out of doors areas and genuine touches like roaring bread ovens and vibrant paintings and tiling.
Rüya Riyadh’s kitchen will boast a robust staff of well-trained worldwide cooks who’ve mastered conventional Turkish delicacies alongside the experience of the Oz̈kanca household. When curating the menu for Rüya, a staff of cooks travelled the size and breadth of Turkey, taking distinctive concepts from dishes and elevating and modernising them. Rüya dishes will not be fusions, however as an alternative elevations of Turkish classics – with a spine of the identical much-loved recipes utilized in Turkey at this time.
Star dishes embody the basic pide (a flatbread with effervescent cheeses, melted butter and egg), Ca̧ ğ kebab (juicy flame-grilled Turkish kebab), a mouthwatering number of cold and hot Turkish mezes, lahmacun (delicate flatbread topped with mincemeat and herbs) and lamb shank gradual cooked in a conventional clay oven. Rüya’s robust model DNA and idea may even translate to Rüya Riyadh’s progressive beverage listing, with the staff crafting customised and inventive mocktails utilizing basic Turkish flavours and components reminiscent of aromatic hibiscus, rose, pomegranate, honey, spices, and refreshing citrus and mint.
The brand new restaurant, which seats 127 patrons throughout the expansive indoor and out of doors area, has been designed by Conran and Companions to encapsulate the sultry spirit of a fascinating, exuberant and experiential area, with a nod to basic Anatolian allure in a recent setting. From the pide oven greeting friends upon arrival to substantiate that meals is really the center and soul of the idea, Byzantine architecture-inspired dome-shaped chandeliers and intricately designed Turkish carpets which might be paying homage to the folklore ‘A Thousand and One Nights’, to the colourful hues of 3D mosaic tiles towards the amalgamation of marble, steel, brass, crystal and timber, the interiors layer a recent eating expertise with cultural nuances which might be really a celebration of genuine Anatolian recipes relayed with a contemporary interpretation.
On bringing the idea to Riyadh, Mohammed Jawa stated: ‘The Turkish delicacies is among the oldest and richest cuisines on the planet, and it additionally has an affect on virtually all of the Center Japanese cuisines. I’ve at all times been impressed by among the genuine and authentic recipes of the Turkish delicacies, and I consider the Saudi shoppers would recognize, so we made positive to incorporate them in Ruya Riyadh menu. We’re delighted to introduce such a vibrant, family-friendly and wealthy delicacies to the Saudi market.’
Rüya Riyadh would be the first style of elevated Anatolian delicacies in Saudi Arabia and can be positioned on the town’s fashionable Al Dabab Road, marking a brand new period for Turkish delicacies within the Kingdom.
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